On a hugely hot and sunny morning we headed up on an adventure in the Lakes. I was partially struck with a cold, which meant I felt considerably better in myself, no ill or exhausted feelings; it was sooo much of a relief
for me to feel relatively normal! We found some beautiful little places that I had all but forgotten about.
In collaboration with amazing scooter company Skate Hut, bringing you fun ways to encourage your kiddos to get outdoors, here are a couple of my favourite places to take my little one in the Lake District…
Welcome to Rydal, situated between Ambleside and Grasmere! There are some lovely hideaways here, including Rydal Mount, William Wordsworth’s last home, and Rydal Hall and Gardens, where we visited last May. This beautiful little cottage lies just beside the road way in Rydal, almost hidden. I always see when we go past so couldn’t resist taking a photograph
or three. Roses climb its nether side, its chimney is so cute!
Imagine having a beck at the foot of your garden, with sheep roaming freely! For me it is the epitome of happiness, a garden full of animals and a shady, leafy place with a stone bridge and water running through. There is a lovely mile long footpath to take, leading to back to beautiful town Ambleside.
Come summertime, the Lakes becomes a storybook world with delights of beck and lake paddling, flower braiding and hill gazing, all on ones doorstep. Sweet balmy wildflowers, unfurling bracken shoots, baby dockweeds and foxgloves rear their heads, peeking out behind milk white cliffs of limestone.
It’s the perfect place to escape to, with babbling brooks, green, leafy clearings and beautiful gardens by the roadside. We even managed to find a family of baby swans by the jetty on Lake Windermere!
We took rest beside beautiful Waterhead Pier, the most beautiful scene. Here you can take a ferry ride out on the lake and there are little duck and swan families, chips and ice cream cafes and little diners. Look at the colour of that water! It is situated between Windermere and Ambleside and the pier and nearby Borrans park are perfect places to take a stroll, a picnic, ride bikes or scooters or bring young children…
Like this cutie patootie! Oscar had the best time paddling in the shallows where the lake meets the shore and throwing stones and pebbles. It’s so lovely to step away from modern life and become a child again, if only for an afternoon, indulging in the simple pleasures of splashing, swimming and stone skipping.
The temperature was Oscar approved! It was so nice to see him play, splash in the water and get absolutely soaked. Lake Windermere was so beautiful and clear, sparkling in the sunshine and later we laid out our clothes on the grass to dry
resulted in a naked Oscar trying to throw them back in the lake.
There are so many more adventures to take in the Lakes, I wish I could spend every summer’s day exploring. I can’t wait to gift Oscar a little toddler scooter, he will love it so much! Bonus points that we wouldn’t have to take the pushchair. Where would you head to on your Lakes adventure? ♡